Tarvaris Jackson would like to back up Teddy Bridgewater

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Tarvaris Jackson spent the last two years backing up Russell Wilson in Seattle and he thinks that experience would serve him well in a return to the Vikings.

Minnesota traded Matt Cassel to Buffalo this week and Christian Ponder is set to become a free agent on Tuesday, leaving the team without a backup for Teddy Bridgewater for the 2015 season. Jackson said while he still aspires to be a starting quarterback in the league, he would “definitely love to come back” to the place where he started his NFL career.

“I think I could really help [Bridgewater],” Jackson said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “I think I could help put things in perspective for him with football and outside of football. … I feel I can help him just making the game a little easier and kind of learning from my mistakes and stuff.”

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said after Cassel was traded that the team had a plan in mind for securing a backup to Bridgewater, although he didn’t elaborate on that plan. Jackson will join veterans like Mark Sanchez, Shaun Hill and Matt Moore as free agents, although some of them may be less willing to sign up for a role with little chance of starting absent a serious injury.

179 responses to “Tarvaris Jackson would like to back up Teddy Bridgewater

  1. Between T-Jax and Gregg Jennings, the rest of the Vikes are getting a good hard look at what a Super Bowl ring actually looks like….

    doesn’t mean they will ever win one

    SKoLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  2. I am speechless. I had completely repressed the Jackson years from my mind. Please say it isn’t so.

  3. He knows he could be a starter again by week five……….and his hands are bigger.

  4. Between T-Jax and Gregg Jennings, the rest of the Vikes are getting a good hard look at what a Super Bowl ring actually looks like….

    doesn’t mean they will ever win one

    SKoLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL………………………………………….

    Kearse hauls it in…And the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl…

  5. A good backup who can come in and win a few games for you. He seemed to be making throws in the preseaon last year that he hadn’t made before. Tough S O B and by all accounts a good team mate.

  6. I’m sure TJack would love to come back to Mn as a backup. Who wouldn’t? Being a backup QB is one of the best gigs in the world….

  7. I wonder if Teddy will have the same attitude a few years down the road when he’s looking for a job as a backup.

  8. The Packer fans must be concerned..When was the last time you heard a free agent say “I want to go to the Packers”. But that is a double edged sword since TT is on vacation until April 30th and will not be calling anyone in FA

  9. Tarvaris is a stud. He’s respected in the locker room, plays through injury, and players love to play for him.

    He also played in a Super Bowl.

    Keep him, Pete.

  10. Always kind of like TJ. Unfortunately his career collided with Brad Childress’ inability to design an offense beyond the sophistication of middle school. And handicapped by Childress’ insistence that the QB stay in the pocket despite his legs being one of his best tools and completely losing his mind when a QB audibles out of one of his crappy plays. TH is about as serviceable backup as the rest of the guys that are available.

  11. Because he knows that baby hands won’t even last as long as his rookie contract.

    14tds to 12ints?

    Terrible Teddy…………………………………..

    Everyone in the league is jealous of the Packer backup QBs..Flynn and Tolzien… the entire NFL nations is humbled at this greatness.

    In fact…they love Flynn…everybody tried him out from almost every team..and well…he was cheap and ineffective…so back to the Packers he goes..But…he might be too expensive this year…

  12. Tokyoasblaster – Bridgewater would have only thrown 7 INT’s if Matt Asiata could catch a simple well placed ball that hit him in the hands! One INT was a hail-mary, four others hit “Stone Hands” Asiata and went straight into a defender’s hands. 14 Td’s and 7 INT’s seems pretty good to me. I should also mention the Chase Ford TD that was taken away by a terrible call and the Charles Johnson drop at the goal line.

  13. Keep bashing Teddy, Packer trolls. Guess who are looking more and more like tools?

  14. TJack has fond memories of living in the land of lakes,ice and real men. Sipping coffee and watching Twilight while doing yoga in the rain must really, really suck…

  15. Jackson is only throwing his name in the ring because he knows that any 22 yr old who played a single down as a peewee league QB could walk onto that field and become the starter in no time.

  16. Notice the vikings have a backup plan unlike our little sisters to the east! Notice that our little sisters to the east are easily amused with shiny objects and fake stock!

  17. When was the last time you heard a free agent say “I want to go to the Packers”

    I guess not since Julius Peppers. Boy, those two pick-sixes last season were pretty nice for an old, washed-up guy.

  18. Jackson is only throwing his name in the ring because he knows that any 22 yr old who played a single down as a peewee league QB could walk onto that field and become the starter in no time…

    I am confused…are you talking about the rest of the Packer’s roster without Rodgers? If so…I get your point…

    When Bulaga and Cobb leave, then a many street free agents will be wondering into Lambeau in mass ready to compete for the job. It will be tough though. The Packers future HOF practice squad receivers might give them a run for the starting lineup…

  19. TJack had a great game against New England, filling in when Brett Favre got injured.

    As someone who grew up in MN and moved to Seattle, I’ve spent a lot of time watching T-Jack (not by choice, but by karma)

    And he is always positive, never complaining, and can fill in admirably in a back-up role.

    He is the perfect backup guy for MN and they should snatch him up. Just never intentionally start him.

  20. Notice the vikings have no backup plan unlike our big brothers to the east! Notice that our big brothers to the east are easily amused by unintelligent Viking fans and an imaginary 1969 SB championship!

  21. When was the last time you heard a free agent say “I want to go to the Packers”

    I guess not since Julius Peppers. Boy, those two pick-sixes last season were pretty nice for an old, washed-up guy…………………………..

    Try to keep up…throwing a 3 year 27 million dollar contract to a 35 year old…I think the choice was made for Peppers, who wouldn’t take that? He never said “I want to go to the Packers” before they backed up the brinks truck.

    It’s kinda funny though. A 35 year old linebacker was the best player on the Packers defense…Thats perspective..

  22. As a Viking fan, I really don’t care to see T-Jack back in purple.

    Honestly, I didn’t think he was still in the NFL.

  23. Wait, what?? He isn’t coming back to Seattle?? He is the best backup in the league…

  24. Pete, keep him.
    Forget about any other backup.
    This guy is who the Seahawks need.

    Maybe there’s someone in the draft
    Or a trade?
    Don’t forget your whiff on Whitehurst.

    Seahawks love TJ.
    Unload that Daniels guy instead, perhaps.
    Can Seattle make 3 SBs in a row?
    Kam Chancellor says yes.
    Stay tuned for next post.

  25. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 3:20 PM
    The Packer fans must be concerned..When was the last time you heard a free agent say “I want to go to the Packers”. But that is a double edged sword since TT is on vacation until April 30th and will not be calling anyone in FA

    Last year, remember Julius Peppers?? Speak intelligently or not at all please.

  26. I’ll bet they try to get Norv’s old QB Hoyer. T-Jack would only be interesting because his teams have likely won more playoff games the last 4 years than the increasingly wasted and dwindling MVP years of Aaron Rodgers.

  27. T-Jack, we love you, but there isn’t a thing you’re going to be able to teach Teddy about being a quarterback. He already made all the mistakes that you haven’t learned from yet and doesn’t make them anymore. It took about 5 games.

  28. I know we’ve been into the nostalgia bit lately by bringing back our old stars, but T-Jack isn’t exactly in the same league as Torii Hunter and Kevin Garnett.

  29. I think Teddy has already figured out both football and live outside of football Tarvaris. No need to introduce a negative influence. Your ship already sailed in MN and you missed the boat.

  30. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 3:38 PM
    Unlike little Erin Rogers Tjax knows how to audible out of run plays!

    Zing!!!!!
    #bowdowntoyourmaster…

    lol ari… “I think Ummm, I will..unnn remeber this for the rest of my career…Aaron Rodgers

  31. Notice that tjax has owned the packers while playing in Seattle! Notice that our little sisters to the east are lifetime 2-6 vs him on the gridiron! CLASS DISMISSED!

  32. We in Minnesota know just how limited T-jack’s skills really are. We’ve seen them firsthand. Bringing him back to the Vikes would be an unwise move. We can do better than this.

  33. Last year, remember Julius Peppers?? Speak intelligently or not at all please.

    Look at my post above…I will copy it for you here.

    Throwing a 3 year 27 million dollar contract to a 35 year old…I think the choice was made for Peppers, who wouldn’t take that? He never said “I want to go to the Packers” before they backed up the brinks truck.

  34. Jackson SUCKED royally as a QB in the NFL. “Athleticism” only gets you so far, ask Mike Vick and Kordell Stewart.

    They’d be better off getting a Brian Hoyer type QB

  35. Tarvaris played through a torn pectoral muscle a couple years ago. It’s one of the reasons the players love him in the locker room. They know he’s a gamer. One of the best backups in the league, imo. Go up and read just the first letter of each line of my earlier post. If Seattle doesn’t re-sign TJ, some other team will get a bargain.

  36. “Tarvaris Jackson would like to back up Teddy Bridgewater”

    He probably would like to back up ANYBODY in the league, hell he just wants to be on an NFL roster…that being said when he gets back to Minnesoooota he’ll probably have a great shot at starting since they don’t have a QB, after they traded their franchise QB yesterday….yeah Cassell.
    What a sorry franchise just complete garbage.

  37. Notice the vikings have no backup plan unlike our big brothers to the east! Notice that our big brothers to the east are easily amused by unintelligent Viking fans and an imaginary 1969 SB championship!…

    I sure get you point…and it is a good one. If the same rule is applied…the first 11 Packer “Imaginary championships” , are invalid as well. Since all occurred before 1969. But no matter how you slice it. The Packers have won 2 Super Bowls in the last 48 years…Everyone is humbled by their greatness..

  38. When was the last time you heard a free agent say “I want to go to the Packers”

    I guess not since Julius Peppers. Boy, those two pick-sixes last season were pretty nice for an old, washed-up guy….

    He was impressive, and so was his No Mas down signal to Burnett with 5 minutes left. What a mistake for a 10M dollar man…

  39. The numbers maybe comparable in some ways but he was better than Ponder….

  40. “I think I’d be a great back-up for (enter the name of any NFL starter)” says Tarvaris Jackson

    Dude is just trying to score a job…..period

  41. linemanguy74 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:02 PM
    Packers biggest choke job in NFL playoff history
    //////////////////////////

    That is so last year. Shouldnt we be discussing the inevitable Viking SuperBowl victory this coming year?

  42. It makes me happy that there are some people who can read posts and connect the dots and understand what’s going on between the lines, or should I say, at the front of the lines. Kudos.

  43. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:12 PM

    As much as I dislike the Seahawks, it sure was fun to watch Tarvaris take a few snaps in the Super Bowl. Stupid Terrible Vikes, ha ha ha ha.
    _______

    How did you like watching him go out for the overtime coin flip after you had a 12-point lead with 3 minutes left?

  44. That is so last year. Shouldnt we be discussing the inevitable Viking SuperBowl victory this coming year?

    Stellar…you know the Packers schedule. I posted it earlier. The 2016 Packer Super Bowl Victory party will be held in June 2015 at Lambeau.

  45. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:16 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:12 PM

    As much as I dislike the Seahawks, it sure was fun to watch Tarvaris take a few snaps in the Super Bowl. Stupid Terrible Vikes, ha ha ha ha.
    _______

    How did you like watching him go out for the overtime coin flip after you had a 12-point lead with 3 minutes left?

    ——–

    Slight less than I enjoyed watching AD/Favre fumble/INT away the 2009 NFC CHampionships game.

  46. Slight less than I enjoyed watching AD/Favre fumble/INT away the 2009 NFC CHampionships game.

    That Favres a rascal. The 2007 NFCCOvertime pick. It reminded me of Neil O’Donnell to Larry Brown. I don’t think anyone was in that zipcode for the Packers.

    That must have hurt bad…

  47. Vikes fans getting a little testy on the Teddy bashing? That says a lot about what you really think. Packers fans would never have to come to Aaron’s (Erin’s) aid if he was being trolled – because he takes care of business himself and you know he’s a rock star. The worrying sets in in Minnyland…….

  48. I wouldn’t mind T-Jax coming back if he has the ‘mentoring’ mindset, but I think Hoyer would be a better backup, if he was satisfied with that role. Turner knows him and anyone that can get the Cleveland Browns to 7-4 is pretty good in my books. Anybody but ‘Pretty Boy’ Sanchez, please…

  49. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:19 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:16 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:12 PM

    As much as I dislike the Seahawks, it sure was fun to watch Tarvaris take a few snaps in the Super Bowl. Stupid Terrible Vikes, ha ha ha ha.
    _______

    How did you like watching him go out for the overtime coin flip after you had a 12-point lead with 3 minutes left?

    ——–

    Slight less than I enjoyed watching AD/Favre fumble/INT away the 2009 NFC CHampionships game.
    __________

    I’m over it. Favre and AD are gone, but you still have the same team full of chokers, with the exception of some scapegoats that have been sent packing.

  50. As much as I dislike the Seahawks, it sure was fun to watch Tarvaris take a few snaps in the Super Bowl. Stupid Terrible Vikes, ha ha ha ha…

    I loved Flynn’s 3-6-1 record when Rodgers goes down. I would be scared as a Packer fan…Age is creeping in..

  51. No quarterback besides Teddy will see the field this season he will play in all 19 games and of course some or all of the 5 preseason games

  52. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:26 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:19 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:16 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:12 PM

    As much as I dislike the Seahawks, it sure was fun to watch Tarvaris take a few snaps in the Super Bowl. Stupid Terrible Vikes, ha ha ha ha.
    _______

    How did you like watching him go out for the overtime coin flip after you had a 12-point lead with 3 minutes left?

    ——–

    Slight less than I enjoyed watching AD/Favre fumble/INT away the 2009 NFC CHampionships game.
    __________

    I’m over it. Favre and AD are gone, but you still have the same team full of chokers, with the exception of some scapegoats that have been sent packing.

    ———-

    Some Vike fan you are, don’t care about your team, all you care about is making sure the Vikes get rid of Adrian as soon as possible…

  53. He never said “I want to go to the Packers” before they backed up the brinks truck.

    And you never said “When was the last time a free agent said ‘I want to go to the Packers’ before they made him an offer.”
    Don’t blame me if you didn’t set the rules the way you wanted to set them the first time.

  54. He probably would like to back up ANYBODY in the league, hell he just wants to be on an NFL roster…that being said when he gets back to Minnesoooota he’ll probably have a great shot at starting since they don’t have a QB, after they traded their franchise QB yesterday….yeah Cassell.
    What a sorry franchise just complete garbage………………….

    Aaron said the reporter “Did you know that Sherman was injured”

    Aaron nods yes..The first of the quiet salvos between Muffin and Rodgers…Now thats no garbage…

  55. cribbage12 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:26 PM

    Vikes fans getting a little testy on the Teddy bashing?
    _______

    Not at all. Nothing could ring more hollow than uninformed criticism of a player who has already shown that he’s special. It just makes Packer fans look desperate, unintelligent, and fearful.

  56. Vikes fans getting a little testy on the Teddy bashing? That says a lot about what you really think. Packers fans would never have to come to Aaron’s (Erin’s) aid if he was being trolled – because he takes care of business himself and you know he’s a rock star. The worrying sets in in Minnyland…

    I am not, but since he was runner up to ROY, the Vikings are excited. And if you wish to reread posts on the Packers, No one has a problem with Rodgers…best in the league.

    Its the rest of TT’s ignored and benign roster that people question. I don’t have to mention what the record of the Packers would be without AR…

  57. Like every other player drafted by the Queens, if he wanted to win a ring, he had to do it elsewhere…

    Like Randall Cobb?

  58. From Seattle to Minnesota? Talk about going “from the sublime to the ridiculous”!

  59. shortmandan says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:36 PM
    Seahawks 28, Packers 22
    ///////////////////////////////////

    Meh.

    Ask yourself if you think the Seahawks were the better team on the field against New England, “if only.”

    There….now you know how Packer fans feel.

  60. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:04 PM

    When was the last time you heard a free agent say “I want to go to the Packers”

    I guess not since Julius Peppers. Boy, those two pick-sixes last season were pretty nice for an old, washed-up guy….

    He was impressive, and so was his No Mas down signal to Burnett with 5 minutes left. What a mistake for a 10M dollar man…
    ==================================
    And free agents are just banging down the door to get to Minnesota.

    I’ve never heard so many fans talk so much trash when they pull for a team that does so little. They Vikings have been absolutely embarrassed by the Packers in the last 5 years. The Packers have won a Super Bowl and made it to the NFC Championship a couple of times. Yet they call the Packers inept with bad coaching and a bad GM. And yet the Vikings can do nothing against them, so all we’re left with is the Vikings’ fans “we’ll get them next year” drivel. I’m embarrassed for Vikings fans.

  61. No – you don’t. Just look at the last season the Packers had w/out Rodgers at the helm.

    Division champs, baby!

    How sad is that for your Vikings? Couldn’t even win the division when the Pack started Rodgers, Tolzein and Seneca friggen’ Wallace. I can’t remember if Flynn was with them then or not…

    SKOL!

  62. seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:41 PM
    From Seattle to Minnesota? Talk about going “from the sublime to the ridiculous”!..

    Sublime is right. What was Bevel and Carroll doing throwing the ball 1/2 yard out?

  63. Meh.

    Ask yourself if you think the Seahawks were the better team on the field against New England, “if only.”

    There….now you know how Packer fans feel……………………………………………………………………………….

    Stretching for moral victories now? No they were not the better team and too bad…The Packers should be used to getting cained in the playoffs…

  64. I’ve never heard so many fans talk so much trash when they pull for a team that does so little. They Vikings have been absolutely embarrassed by the Packers in the last 5 years. The Packers have won a Super Bowl and made it to the NFC Championship a couple of times. Yet they call the Packers inept with bad coaching and a bad GM. And yet the Vikings can do nothing against them, so all we’re left with is the Vikings’ fans “we’ll get them next year” drivel. I’m embarrassed for Vikings fans………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Aaron Rodgers..once reason only…The whole front office would have been gone years ago without him to prop the team up..

  65. Look my little packer peasant you must realize the window has closed after your epic choke job and teddy Will be your New master!

  66. I’m sure he’d like to backup any NFL QB. It doesn’t matter. I won’t worry about it. If Teddy goes down, just like every other NFL team, the backup isn’t leading them through the playoffs.

  67. How sad is that for your Vikings? Couldn’t even win the division when the Pack started Rodgers, Tolzein and Seneca friggen’ Wallace. I can’t remember if Flynn was with them then or not…
    _________

    Big fan, huh?

  68. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:36 PM
    Vikes fans getting a little testy on the Teddy bashing? That says a lot about what you really think. Packers fans would never have to come to Aaron’s (Erin’s) aid if he was being trolled – because he takes care of business himself and you know he’s a rock star. The worrying sets in in Minnyland…
    ————-
    Not really. Teddy was 6-6 his first year starting. Rodgers was 6-10. It appears Teddy has a good start to a great career. Rodgers is obviously one of the best. It’s just silly when Packer trolls call out the size of Teddy’s hands, or some other made up thing. If a guy can play, he can play. Ask Wilson about that. The rivalry should be great for a few seasons until Rodgers retires.

  69. I’ve never heard so many fans talk so much trash when they pull for a team that does so little. They Vikings have been absolutely embarrassed by the Packers in the last 5 years. The Packers have won a Super Bowl and made it to the NFC Championship a couple of times. Yet they call the Packers inept with bad coaching and a bad GM. And yet the Vikings can do nothing against them, so all we’re left with is the Vikings’ fans “we’ll get them next year” drivel. I’m embarrassed for Vikings fans…………………………………..

    Three straight touchdown drives, 15 points in 44 seconds, Hawk, Dix, Pepper, Williams, Bostick. Sorry, but the USS Pinefor of Embarrsement has sailed.
    Incidently, the Packer are the ones crowing about their one and done playoff team year after year. The Viking fans know that getting better is the main goal. The Packer fans are under an illusion…

  70. who wouldn’t want to back up Teddy.
    it’s going to be like backing up a Brady, Rodgers type gig for the next decade.
    just grab a clip board and watch the dominance of teddy bridgewater.

  71. Testy, testy, testy. 31 combined instances of “In Teddy We Trust” and “Ross Tucker’s Hair” just on this thread, the majority of them defending Bridgewater or bashing Packers. Really? Poor babies…..

  72. “Tarvaris Who?” – Timmy Tebow & Vince Young, former starting QBs with more “real-time play” experience

  73. Madden 2007 and 2008. If I played a season with the Vikings I’d do 2 things first-1. Fire Childress 2. Cut Jackson …..that guy was bad

  74. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:12 PM
    As much as I dislike the Seahawks, it sure was fun to watch Tarvaris take a few snaps in the Super Bowl. Stupid Terrible Vikes, ha ha ha ha………………………

    Did the intellegence level just drop? Did the Vikings initiate this comment from TJack by offering a contract? No..it was him saying it…

    It must be hard to accept that Green Bay is the 5th least desirable place for a free agent to go..according to the players…

  75. I’m a Viking fan for the past 46 years,,, let’s see Teddy prove himself consistently before crowning him the next best thing since running water…

    None of our QB’s have gotten us a Super Bowl Ring…

    Not even Aaron Rogers is a Tom Brady who has 4 rings!

  76. How about those stone age championships the Packers have that they always talk about but yet you bring up what happened against the Hawks they want to talk about next year !!!!

  77. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:01 PM

    Notice the vikings have no backup plan unlike our big brothers to the east! Notice that our big brothers to the east are easily amused by unintelligent Viking fans and an imaginary 1969 SB championship!…

    I sure get you point…and it is a good one. If the same rule is applied…the first 11 Packer “Imaginary championships” , are invalid as well. Since all occurred before 1969. But no matter how you slice it. The Packers have won 2 Super Bowls in the last 48 years…Everyone is humbled by their greatness..
    ==================================And if you count the Vikings 1969 championship, that would actually give the Packers a total of 15 championships, since they won the NFL Championship in ’66 and’ 67 prior to going to the Super bowl.

    The NFL and AFL championships in the Super Bowl era are equivalent to conference championships.

    It’s true that the Packers have only won 2 Super Bowls in 48 years. The Vikings have won zero Super Bowls in 54 years. If that 1969 NFL championship prior to losing the Chiefs helps you feel better, you should be really proud of that.

    Congratulations to the 1969 NFL Champions and subsequent Super Bowl losers, the Minnesota Vikings.

  78. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 4:57 PM

    I’ve never heard so many fans talk so much trash when they pull for a team that does so little. They Vikings have been absolutely embarrassed by the Packers in the last 5 years. The Packers have won a Super Bowl and made it to the NFC Championship a couple of times. Yet they call the Packers inept with bad coaching and a bad GM. And yet the Vikings can do nothing against them, so all we’re left with is the Vikings’ fans “we’ll get them next year” drivel. I’m embarrassed for Vikings fans………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Aaron Rodgers..once reason only…The whole front office would have been gone years ago without him to prop the team up..
    ==================================
    You pull any elite or good QB off of a team, and that team is going to suffer. Look at the Broncos after Elway left, and the year Manning was injured for the Colts, for starters. Take a look at the Cardinals after Kurt Warner left. Look what happened to Arizona after Carson Palmer got injured this year. The Packers have talent outside of Rodgers, but if you one any sense about the NFL at all, an intelligent person would understand that losing an elite QB can destroy a season. Vikings fans don’t seem to realize this, even thought they’ve seen how bad QB play impacts a team.

  79. cribbage12 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 5:27 PM
    Testy, testy, testy. 31 combined instances of “In Teddy We Trust” and “Ross Tucker’s Hair” just on this thread, the majority of them defending Bridgewater or bashing Packers. Really? Poor babies…………………..

    Psst..it is a Viking Thread…what are Packers doing here trolling? I am really trolling myself…I am waiting for the 13 championship comments to come out, once you have been given the facts…Cmon Packer fans…wheres the pride from the 1930s and 1940s??

  80. Congratulations to the 1969 NFL Champions and subsequent Super Bowl losers, the Minnesota Vikings.

    Wow…that was 45 years ago…My memory is not what it should be…But i do remember this…

    ” I just don’t know how Clinton Dix doesn’t make a play on the ball” …………….. Troy Aikman

    Agreed…subsequent Super Bowl losers…

  81. linemanguy74 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 5:38 PM
    How about those stone age championships the Packers have that they always talk about but yet you bring up what happened against the Hawks they want to talk about next year !!!!….

    Guess you haven’t heard bro…The Packers have already won the 2016 Super Bowl..)))

  82. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 5:23 PM

    I’ve never heard so many fans talk so much trash when they pull for a team that does so little. They Vikings have been absolutely embarrassed by the Packers in the last 5 years. The Packers have won a Super Bowl and made it to the NFC Championship a couple of times. Yet they call the Packers inept with bad coaching and a bad GM. And yet the Vikings can do nothing against them, so all we’re left with is the Vikings’ fans “we’ll get them next year” drivel. I’m embarrassed for Vikings fans…………………………………..

    Three straight touchdown drives, 15 points in 44 seconds, Hawk, Dix, Pepper, Williams, Bostick. Sorry, but the USS Pinefor of Embarrsement has sailed.
    Incidently, the Packer are the ones crowing about their one and done playoff team year after year. The Viking fans know that getting better is the main goal. The Packer fans are under an illusion…
    ==================================The embarrassment is not making the playoffs in the first place. I find it ironic that Vikings fans are getting on the Packers for choking when they can’t win the division, let alone make it to the NFC Championship game. And as far as choking goes, how about 4 Super Bowl losses, a 41-0 loss to the Giants in a conference championship game, Favre’s pick and Peterson’s fumbles against the Saints in ’09 championship, and Gary Anderson’s missed field goal in ’98. No Super Bowl appearances in almost 40 years.

    And remember, in their lone playoff appearance to the Packers in 2012, the Vikings were one and done- to the Packers.

    It’s the main goal of any team to get better. And if you’re comparing the Vikings to the Packers as far as getting better, the Vikings certainly have a lot more room for improvement. I mean, you’re comparing a non-playoff qualifier to a team that was one game away from the Super Bowl.

  83. Btw, the answer under the “restricted” rules would have been Jim Leonhard, who’s been at least as good a safety and punt returner as Jackson has been a QB.
    Also btw, the team the Packers beat to get to the first 2 Super Bowls was Dallas, which came in at the same time Minnesota did. So no reason to go back to the ’30’s and ’40’s. Since Mini could have been competitive, it’s Green Bay 4 World titles, and Minnesota… still expecting.

  84. I almost think I would rather have Ponder as a backup than TJax…..

    Then again, TJax was a first hand witness to the biggest choke job the NFL has ever seen…..could come in handy! LOL

  85. And, again, a Viking article generates a ton of comments from Packer fans. I don’t get it.
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    Check the very next packer article to get a different perspective.

  86. A Viking article only brings out the finest packer trolls. Look with the exception of the past 2 years we have owned turd bay!

  87. tokyosandblaster says:
    Mar 6, 2015 3:15 PM

    Because he knows that baby hands won’t even last as long as his rookie contract.

    14tds to 12ints?

    Terrible Teddy.
    —————————————–
    Leave it to a Packer fan troll to take a statistic as black and white. There are many variances in statistics that tell more of the story. Such as how many of his interceptions were not his fault? He had several passes that were in his receivers hands that were popped in the air and intercepted. How about you look at the stat of his accuracy rating over the last 5 games of his rookie season. Pretty terrible, huh?

    By the way you call him “baby hands”. You do realize his size are very comparable to Aaron Rodgers, right?

  88. It’s the main goal of any team to get better. And if you’re comparing the Vikings to the Packers as far as getting better, the Vikings certainly have a lot more room for improvement. I mean, you’re comparing a non-playoff qualifier to a team that was one game away from the Super Bowl……………………………………………………….

    Don’t worry, with Cobb. Bulaga and Williams gone, you will win it all next year…right?

  89. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 6:17 PM

    A Viking article only brings out the finest packer trolls. Look with the exception of the past 2 years we have owned turd bay!
    ==================================
    Wrong. Green Bay is 8-1-1 vs. the Vikings over the past 5 years. 9-1-1 if you want to include their playoff victory in 2012.

  90. Hey Carl Gerbschmidt how many Superbowl rings does Tjax have compared to the mighty Aaron Rodgers? Oh! they each have one! That’s right the mighty Packers yacked one up about a month ago! LOL! To bad for you.

  91. tokyosandblaster says:
    Mar 6, 2015 3:15 PM
    Because he knows that baby hands won’t even last as long as his rookie contract.

    14tds to 12ints?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    After 2 years in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers had yet to throw a TD, but had already thrown an INT.

    After 3 years in the NFL, AR still only had 1 TD.

    Just sayin…

  92. Bridgewater hasn’t shown me anything. I’d be looking for a QB who thinks he can come in and start, or at least compete.

  93. While free agents are fleeing Packer land in droves they are asking to become Vikings! cobb, Williams and soon Bulaga telling the Packers to pack sand. I love it! They even know it is crapsville, USA

  94. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 6, 2015 5:30 PM
    It must be hard to accept that Green Bay is the 5th least desirable place for a free agent to go..according to the players…

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    Hard? Why? The “poll” you refer to was of four players. Four. Two of the four said they’d rather live in LA or Miami. Two.

    You belong on Fox News. They handle the truth much like you do.

  95. T-Jack has always been a great team guy. I’m not sure how great of a QB he can be. Hate to see fellow Vikings fans roast him. Every young QB can learn something from a vet.

  96. Q: Who owns the Packers?
    A: Their fans.

    Q: Who owns the Vikings?
    A: The Packers

  97. Jackson is as good, if not better than Bridgewater. Why come around wanting to be a back up guy? Go there and take the job. Not saying TJack is elite, but that the Vikings probably don’t have a solid starter in Bridgewater. Vikings fans are too wrapped up in being jealous of successful teams to realize that their own team needs a miracle to become competitive in their division.

  98. codythao35 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 7:08 PM

    At least we didn’t collapse and or melt down like the Packers. The worse in NFL history and let’s just keep it as is.
    ==================================
    Right. You would actually have to make the playoffs to do that.

  99. Do you Viking fans not remember Teddy missing wide open receivers for half the season?? Or how about the 42-0 3rd quarter score vs GB??

    Fact: The Vikings will be eliminated from playoff contention before November, AGAIN THIS YEAR!!! Bridgewater isn’t your savior. He’s Christian Ponder 2.0, or Joe Webb 2.0, or his eventual successor this year, Tavarias Jackson 2.0. Simply put!! The Vikings are such a pathetic franchise, it cracks me up to read the delusions you guys put out there. Lol!

  100. Nobody owns the packers except foolish sheep who are fleeced with fake stock sale but later receive letters from the team guaranteeing dividend checks!

  101. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 7:55 PM

    Nobody owns the packers except foolish sheep who are fleeced with fake stock sale but later receive letters from the team guaranteeing dividend checks!
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    Are you codythao?

  102. linemanguy74 says: Mar 6, 2015 4:02 PM

    Packers biggest choke job in NFL playoff history
    _________________________________

    You must be young or just very uninformed…I’m guessing both.
    Someday when you have nothing to do, why don’t you google the date Jan. 3, 1993 and see what that tells you.

  103. 1) It would be great to see the Tjacker back with the vikings!!!

    2) Cassel started for the vikings last season so Good Ol’ Tarvaris would just have to beat out Back Up Bridgewater.

    3) Unfortunately the good old days of Brad Childress .500 football are long gone.

    4) The vikings gave up multiple draft picks to move up and draft Tarvaris, there has to be some affection there. Think of who the starting QB’s were before the Tjacker and since the Tjacker (Brad Johnson, Brooks Bollinger, Kelly Holcomb, Gus Frerotte, Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman, Theodore Bridgewater).

    5) An easily verified fact is Tarvaris Jackson as a starter has never won against the Packers.

    6) There is a great video of him burning Chris Clemons on a play out there on the net.

    I heartily endorse his return.

  104. Tarvaris has been a master at winning the overtime coin-toss 🙂

    Winning the first drive helped to get big wins against the Broncos (regular season 2014) and Green Bay (NFC championship).

  105. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 8:43 PM

    Just think, turd bay could have had M. Lynch but gave 40 million to ahman green! In ted you buy eyed trolls still trust?
    ==================================
    Nope. Absolutely wrong again.

    Ahman Green was gone from the Packers after the 2006 season. Marshawn Lynch was drafted in 2007.

    In 2007 Green signed with the Texans for 4 years for 23 million.

    Green never received a contract anywhere near 40 million dollars. In 2006 with the Packers, he was making a 2 million dollar base with 3 million in incentives on a 1 year contract.

    Might want to get your facts more accurate.

  106. We take the Packers choking every time who picked 30th every year while we build for Trophy to bring home but Packers build to choke and or collapse.

  107. We take the Packers choking every time who picked 30th every year while we build for Trophy to bring home but Packers build to choke and or collapse.

    Keep wasting Rodgers career, loving it.

  108. codythao35 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 9:17 PM

    We take the Packers choking every time who picked 30th every year while we build for Trophy to bring home but Packers build to choke and or collapse.

    Keep wasting Rodgers career, loving it.
    ==================================Except that Rodgers has already won a Super Bowl and been to the NFC Championship twice over the last 5 years, and the Packers have made the playoffs 6 straight times. When you talk about choking or collapsing, the Vikings have been in the playoffs once in the last 5 years, losing to the Packers.

  109. And yet he choked and yet Tavaris has a ring too.
    While Rodgers and the Packers are declining we are just on the rise to smack and put that switch on the Packers.

  110. Yes, blah, blah, blah, the Vikings are going to beat the Packers- next year, as usual.

    What does Tarvaris having a ring have to do with anything? It’s not as if he had something to do with their success. The equipment manager probably got one as well.

  111. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 10:00 PM

    Pack fans-you are aware that little erin rogers has the worst winning percentage off all active QB!
    ==================================
    Actually, he’s 5th in winning percentage of all active QB’s.

    Have you ever actually watched a football game?

  112. Fact: The Vikings will be eliminated from playoff contention before November, AGAIN THIS YEAR!!! Bridgewater isn’t your savior. He’s Christian Ponder 2.0, or Joe Webb 2.0, or his eventual successor this year, Tavarias Jackson 2.0. Simply put!! The Vikings are such a pathetic franchise, it cracks me up to read the delusions you guys put out there. Lol……………………………………………………………………

    Instead of glass ball predictions of the 2016 season, I would terrified as a Packer fan. It’s looking like Ted is managing an outgoing fire sale of free agents, and will likely garner little in free agent pick ups. It’s too early to tell realistically, but history says he will not.

    Pathetic is wasting a HOF QB’s career by allowing resignable talent walk out the door, replaced with practice squad players year after year. Wouldn’t Terrance Knighton look good in the middle of that 3-4? ….Hello Letroy Guion…get my drift?

  113. The most coveted backup QB position in football – the hapless and tasteless MN Vikings.

    Where the starter could be benched at any moment…………………………………………………………………………………….

    Too funny…I like that. But in reality another team could become a cellar dweller with another calf tear…

  114. Yes, blah, blah, blah, the Vikings are going to beat the Packers- next year, as usual.

    What does Tarvaris having a ring have to do with anything? It’s not as if he had something to do with their success. The equipment manager probably got one as well…………………………………………………………………

    Well I will be the first one to agree with you Frank. Any sane Vikings fan wants improvement and close games..They are beginning to see that. 2016 predictions have no interest to me, as it’s way too early.

    Seattle can crow all they want and lampoon the Vikings…but they have the laugh of knowing they stole Steve Hutchinson, and in revenge the Hawks poison pilled Nate Burleson, grabbed Sidney Rice, TJack and got a boatload for Harvin.

    The last 3 should have received Super Bowl Rings made of gold painted plastic and cubic zirconium stones for their fine contributions to their team

  115. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 7, 2015 12:07 AM

    Pathetic is wasting a HOF QB’s career by allowing resignable talent walk out the door, replaced with practice squad players year after year. Wouldn’t Terrance Knighton look good in the middle of that 3-4? ….Hello Letroy Guion…get my drift?
    ==================================
    You’re not wasting a QB’s career when he already has one Super Bowl under his belt and just made it to the NFC Championship game last year. The Packers had a middle-of-the-pack defense last year and one of the better offenses. Winning Super Bowls isn’t easy. How many Hall-of-Famers were playing for the Vikings in the 1970’s when they lost 4?

    Would you say that the Patriots were wasting Tom Brady’s career in the 9 or 10 years between Super Bowls? There are plenty of great quarterbacks, Hall of Famers in fact, that have never made it to the Super Bowl, let alone win one. What Vikings fans are doing is trying to find every little thing wrong with Green Bay, and it’s pretty weak, considering that the Vikings have been dominating the Vikings the past several years.

  116. As a strictly backup QB, the Vikings could do worse than Jackson. As a Vikings fan though, I became “done” with him as a starter after his last Vikings start against the Giants in that game played in Detroit after the Dome roof collapsed. The guy simply cannot handle pressure. Then again, maybe with Childress gone, Jackson would actually be allowed to audible out of a play at the line of scrimmage.

    Face it, if you are looking for a backup QB in free agency this season, the pickings are pretty slim. A lot of has been and never was types. If the Vikings had to rely on ANY of them to start more than one game, they’d be in trouble. I personally kind of favor bringing back Shaun Hill (another former Viking), who has 49 TDs to 30 INTs in his career, and a record 0f 16-18 as a starter for some fairly bad SF, DET, and STL teams. Jason Campbell might also be a good fit.

  117. I saw T-Jack in the preseason at Seattle. He looked pretty good. Maybe Chilly didn’t develop him right. Norv, however may do wonders for this kid.

    I say bring him back.

    And for all you Teddy haters, do you realize that it took Ellen Rodgers 4 years to get as many wins as Teddy got in one, and that was without the team’s best player, AP.

  118. I have to admit that the title of the article stating that TJ wanting to backup Teddy was really a shocker. Something out there in left field.

    Hoyer would be a better choice. When he said :

    “I think I could really help [Bridgewater],” Jackson said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “I think I could help put things in perspective for him with football and outside of football. … I feel I can help him just making the game a little easier and kind of learning from my mistakes and stuff.”

    That is what nightmares are made of. Still Teddy could learn from TJack by doing the exact opposite of what TJack says. Sarcasm.

    Of course, we all know about the Madden curse. How much was TJack suffering due to the Childress curse? TJack is not a great QB, but how much better would he be if he had a decent QB couch, like say Turner? Just sayin. . . Take it one step further, what if Brady had Childress for a coach?????

  119. This ensures yet another losing season in a long line of losing seasons.

    In fact, the Vikings have a losing record dating all the way back to the dawn of the millennium.

  120. Seattle says, we’ll trade you Tavaris for Peterson, plus 2 mid round draft picks.

    Lynch and Peterson relieving each other…can you imagine it! Both fresh full time in a full ground running attack…talk about opening up Seattle’s passing game!

  121. Better than Ponder.Not much but better, the Vikings need to do better than both qb’s however.

  122. Packertrolls that bash Teddy are a jioke.

    They know, the critics know, and the NFL pundits all say that Teddy is the real deal.

    Their fear obvious.

    A more complete offense with Rudolph and ALL DAY.

    A 2nd season with Zimmer at the helm with our total revamped defense, yes, I would be fearful as well.

    Packer trolls unite………it helps hide the pain of your Mcplayoffs MCCHOKE!!!!!!!!!

  123. bridgeh2o says:
    Mar 8, 2015 12:02 PM

    Packertrolls that bash Teddy are a jioke.

    They know, the critics know, and the NFL pundits all say that Teddy is the real deal.

    Their fear obvious.

    A more complete offense with Rudolph and ALL DAY.

    A 2nd season with Zimmer at the helm with our total revamped defense, yes, I would be fearful as well.

    Packer trolls unite………it helps hide the pain of your Mcplayoffs MCCHOKE!!!!!!!!!
    ==================================
    Yep. The obligatory “we’ll get you next year” Vikings post. With Vikings’ fans, it’s always speculation over substance.

    Yes, the Packers choked. Big time. In the NFC Championship game. The Vikings? Well, they didn’t even make the playoffs. They didn’t even win more games than they lost. But they are going to comment on the playoffs?

    When Bridgewater and AP and Rudolph are dominating the league, along with the awesome new Viking defense, come back and brag all you want. The whole “wait ’til next year” thing is boring. And for the last several years, it’s been wrong.

  124. Vince Young,… His NFL won/loss record is 31-19 … He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He can still play this game…. The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and Vince can WIN….
    Some NFL team should give Vince Young a real chance to be a part of their organization.
    YOU HAVE NOTHING LOSE….

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